I call on my country, and every country in the world, to support all efforts to end extreme poverty #by2030.
The last two decades have been the most successful in history in the fight against poverty: the share of people living in extreme poverty has been cut in half worldwide, from 43% in 1990 to under 20% today.
However, it is unacceptable that more than one billion people still live in extreme poverty. Ending extreme poverty in our lifetimes is a difficult but achievable goal. Now is the time to take action!
I call on my country, and every country in the world, to support all efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Can we end extreme poverty by 2030
Yes, ending extreme poverty within our lifetime is a difficult, but achievable, goal.
We believe that extreme poverty is the greatest injustice facing our time. We believe a world that sees over one billion surviving on less than USD$1.25 a day, deprived of their basic rights and opportunities, is unjust and unacceptable.
However, there is good news. For the first time in history more progress is being made in tackling extreme poverty than ever before.
Since 1990 the percentage of people living in extreme poverty has reduced from 43% to 21% in 2010. By 2030 extreme poverty worldwide can be eradicated. This is an achievable goal given recent experience, but will require strong and on-going commitment.
Zero Poverty 2030 is a campaign of Global Citizen, an initiative of the Global Poverty Project.
As the campaign launches around the world, partners will be joining the campaign.
If your organization would like to join as a partner, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for partnership options.
Who is running the Zero Poverty 2030 campaign?
Zero Poverty 2030 is a campaign run by Global Citizen, an initiative of the Global Poverty Project, in partnership with charities working to achieve #ZeroPoverty2030.
Global Citizen is a learning and action tool designed to help you become a more effective agent for change. Developed in partnership with leading organizations working to fight extreme poverty in the developing world, Global Citizen brings everything you need to know about extreme poverty into one place, and then helps you keep track of the issues and opportunities you care about.
The Global Poverty Project is not-for-profit organization whose vision is much like yours: to live in a world without extreme poverty. We know that extreme poverty is an injustice that can be ended. And we’re working to make it happen by building a global movement for change. We’re working to increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action to end extreme poverty. We utilize the power of education, communication, advocacy, campaigns and the media to advance the movement to end extreme poverty. You can learn all about us – our history, track record, Annual Financial Review – on our website www.globalpovertyproject.com.
What is extreme poverty?
Extreme poverty is defined by the World Bank as living on less than USD$1.25 a day. For those living in extreme poverty this needs to cover everything — food, health care, housing, education. This is the kind of poverty that leads to children dying for lack of a basic immunization or access to clean drinking water. We believe this level of poverty is unjust and unnecessary.
What about other kinds of poverty, like domestic poverty in countries like the US and UK?
The Global Poverty Project believes that extreme poverty is the greatest injustice facing our time. We believe a world which sees over 1 billion people surviving on less than USD$1.25 a day and deprived of their basic rights and opportunities is unjust and unacceptable.
Domestic issues of poverty and injustice are also important, and we believe that our society has the ability, and the resources, to address both. However, this campaign is focusing on eradicating extreme poverty.
Can extreme poverty really be ended by 2030?
Yes, it is a difficult but achievable goal. When we talk of ending extreme poverty #by2030, this means no more than 3% of the world’s population living in extreme poverty. For more information click here.
As an individual, how can I support the campaign?
First, please sign the petition. Adding your voice to the movement will put pressure on country governments worldwide to prioritize ending extreme poverty by 2030. Next, people just like you spreading the campaign far and wide will build the movement. Please share amongst your networks on social media, regular media and word of mouth. Click here to share on Facebook and Twitter.
How can my organization/community promote Zero Poverty 2030?
Which countries is the Zero Poverty 2030 campaign working in?
Zero Poverty 2030 is a global petition, enabling individuals from all countries to sign and promote the petition. Indeed, extreme poverty is a global problem and it will require a coordinated global effort from global citizens to eradicate.